Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Sept 2016

I had the extreme pleasure of once again attending a bunch of Art Hearts Fashion shows in NYC in September. What I can tell you in one sentence is that they breathe life into me. From the Angel Orensanz Event Space to the production to the designers to the musicians to the Deep Eddy vodka, 😉 everything is awe-inspiring. AND it is all done for such a worthy cause, funding and raising awareness of HIV/AIDS. #keepthepromise

 

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Art Hearts Fashion Shines at New York Fashion Week. Dozens of brands showcased as part of New York Fashion Week NYFW The Shows to a packed house at the Angel Orensanz Event Space all week long. Uniting for a great cause, Designers included: Hale Bob, Ibrahim Vukel, Elochee, Sanja Bobar, Fernando Alberto Atelier, Willfredo Gerardo, Trompeloeil, Lisseth Correo, Marta Zampolini, Rutu Bhonslé, Charles and Ron, Kenneth Barlis, Temraza, Elie Madi, Tigers Eye Clothing, PopImpressKA, Dair by Odair Pereira, Vasilije Kovacev, Vesna Milosevic, Liviara, Mister Triple X, Mimi Tran, and Laurel Dewitt. For full schedule and more information please visit www.ArtHeartsFashion.com

Behind the scenes at fashion week FHI Brands created dramatic looks on and off the runway as the official hair sponsor of the platform. Beauty Director April Love lead the backstage teams to ensure that makeup and hair were on point throughout a week featuring hundreds of models and dozens of designers. City Color cosmetics offered the perfect touch to create an array of looks ranging from glam to couture. Bdellium tools and Bulls Eye Lashes refined the looks on the runway to create a magical atmosphere all week long. Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: AIDS healthcare Foundation, Deep Eddy Vodka, Monster Energy, Savvy Travelers, Huberts Lemonade, Illy Coffee, FNL Networks, Getty Images, Fashion GPS, Cliff Bars, Seflie Cookie, Shibue Couture, Plantaze Wine, Serbia Fashion Week, and Blondies Desserts.

The creative minds behind Art Hearts Fashion caused a stir at this seasons New York Fashion Week as Designers took the runway featuring risqué fashion, couture creations and lots of heart. Celebrity models from Whoopi Goldbergs TV show “STRUT” graced the catwalk along side the finalists from the hit show I Supermodel and America’s Next Top Model. In additional to the pop culture models hitting the runway, disabled supermodel Madeline Stuart made her way onto the runway and celebrity Italian models Andrea Denver and Andrea Melchiorre opened and closed the shows for Mister Triple X featuring L.A.M.B. Eyewear by Gwen Stefani.

About:

Launched in 2011 “Art Hearts Fashion” events are a leading platform for artistically inspired emerging, celebrity and couture designers to showcase their collections in a contemporary fashion week setting. AHF events have been held coast to coast as a national showcase for designers to participate in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles Fashion Week. Founded by Philanthropist and Designer Erik Rosete, Participating designers can be seen on every major Hollywood celebrity including: Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, and countless more. The platform is unequivocally intertwined with the causes and organizations it supports.

Art Hearts Fashion is leading the way in combining fashion and philanthropy by raising awareness and funds for great causes all while celebrating the art of fashion. The runway shows presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation help raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and this seasons shows are dedicated to their #KeepThePromise campaign which highlights AHF’s mission to provide access to treatment to the millions living with HIV.

Always a pleasure 🙂

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Hydropeptide On-the-Go Glow Travel Set Review

 Hydropeptide On-the-Go Glow Travel Set Review 

Packing for New York Fashion Week is a totally overwhelming experience for me. Even though I live in NY I still immerse myself totally in the week and stay in a hotel. There is nothing worse (well almost nothing, lol) for a fashionista to have to leave her closet behind and pre-plan every outfit, accessory, make-up and beauty products for a week. I wish I could take everything with me, really! Hydropeptide On-The-Glow set made one part of this SO easy that I now love them forever! All I had to do was grab the one silver cosmetic case and my beauty routine was packed! I couldn’t have been happier! Get yours here!

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After a day of ELEVEN SHOWS IN A ROW!, I got back to the hotel, grabbed my silver cosmetics bag and breezed through these steps…

Exfoliating Cleanser: With damp hands, apply a small amount to dry skin. Gently massage using circular motions for one minute. Cleanse thoroughly, rinse and pat dry. Use AM & PM. (This white cream has a clean citrus scent and very gentle exfoliating texture, I really felt like I was washing the grime of the day off)
Pre-Treatment Toner: After cleansing, saturate a cotton pad & smooth over face & neck. May be used AM & PM. (this smelled so good that it made me realize I was starving! I was surprised to find that there was more grime left on face which was evident on the cotton pad! A MUST use product!)
Purfiying Mask: Apply a thin layer to the facial area and let it set for 7-10 minutes. Rinse with water. ( I saved this step for another day)
Eye Authority: Use ring finger to apply 1/2 a pea-sized amount to the eye contour and above the crease of the eyelid. Use AM & PM. (This was gentle and had a refreshing feeling to it on my skin, ahhhhhhhhhh)
Face Lift: After cleansing, apply a pea-sized amount to entire face & neck. Use AM & PM (They are not kidding when they say a pea sized amount. It goes a long way! Feels great on skin too 🙂 )

And I looked like this the next day…

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More about each product…

Deluxe trial sizes of our award-winning fan favorites. A complete anti-aging regimen to restore your skin’s protective barrier. The travel set includes:

Exfoliating Cleanser: New Beauty Magazine winner “The Best Way to Take the Day Off” & one of Katherine Heigl’s favorite products!

Pre-Treatment Toner: Shecky’s Beauty Award for “Best Toner”

Face Lift Moisturizer: Les Nouvelles Magazine winner “Best Antioxidant Product”

Eye Authority: Day Spa Magazine winner “Best Eye Cream”

Purifying Mask: New Beauty Magazine winner “A Mighty Mask That Can Multitask”

You can get a kit here!

About the Brand…

“HydroPeptide has spent the last decade perfecting anti-aging. Their blend of scientists and beauty professionals delivers a unique perspective to challenge traditional beliefs and embrace a new approach to skin health. With access to the top minds in skin science and patented technologies, HydroPeptide will continue to revolutionize anti-aging skin care.” Pretty awesome, huh?!?!?!

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EVIAN FACIAL SPRAY WEDDING GIFT GIVE-AWAY!

While packing my too small clutch for my friend’s wedding I was so grateful that Evian facial spray now comes in a cute little travel size. Let’s s face it, a beach wedding in August is hot! And this wedding was especially so as it was the lovely Stripexpertease founder, Kimberly’s, big day! Her long list of bridesmaids were sure to hit the dance floor hard and would be pleased for a cool spritz that will cool ’em off and keep their hair and makeup super fresh! All in all a great match, just like the bride and groom! And of course Hazey, their faithful companion in the pretty pink dress. 🐶 <3

Be sure to scroll down for details of the AWESOME give-away!

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Before the most special dance of your life you can feel confident to spray Evian Facial Spray over your cosmetics and hair to revive and refresh your best look. And no worries about perspiration and facial flush because it will quickly disappear with a cool spritz of evian®!  My trusty little can was a pleasant surprise thought all parts of the day, a great way to put smiles on faces, ahhhhhh, felt so good.

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A spritz for the groom was called for right about now! “It’s gettin’ hot in here. 🎶🎶🎶”

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I saved the best for last….. HAZEY!

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Most of all- Enjoying the honeymoon- the travel-size spray is TSA approved and perfect for on-board air travel where there is no moisture!

Evian and I would like to spread the love and share the joy by offering a super generous giveaway for my readers where 3 lucky winners will receive a wedding- inspired package which includes:

• A $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

• 10 oz. evian® Facial Spray (suggested retail $18.00)

• 5 oz. evian® Facial Spray (suggested retail $12.50)

• Three 1.7 oz. travel size evian® Facial Sprays (suggested retail $21.00)

(total package — over a $75 value)

You can enter HERE!

I hope YOU win! Let me know 😊

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ARK AGE AWARE SKIN CARE

ARK AGE AWARE SKIN CARE – AN HONEST REVIEW

Allow me to introduce you to ARK Skincare. It is an award-winning British skincare brand loved by Beauty Editors at top magazines like ELLE and Glamour! Ark Skincare products uniquely treat skin AT EVERY AGE providing a daily skin regimen that protects, defends, and defys. The age targeted products are divided into three age intelligent product lines to treat skin. The three groups are 20s, 30s-40s, and 50s upwards. The result is a highly effective personalized skincare regime for every individual.

I just love getting a package in the mail and this time it was no different, love the excitement. I opened my package from Ark Age Aware Skincare and checked out my two full-size samples. The first one is age defy nourishing moisturizer formulated for my age skin. I remove the plastic top and was bewildered for a minute thinking maybe it was broken, ha ha, I didn’t know how the product came! I fooled around with it for a minute when I realized the product was coming out of the top!  Love the packaging, such an innovative cool pump and very convenient and easy to use.



Once I pumped it out I noticed the smell of red clover and I liked it. It claims to be deeply nourishing and moisturizing and usually that would concern me for wearing in the day under my make up. I put it onto my skin and it sunk right in, leaving no sticky feeling, score! I like how it felt on my skin. I have now been using it for 2 weeks and my skin feels smooth, wrinkles seem reduced and skin tone is more even. I do have rosacea and still have redness but maybe less so. TIP – Be sure to replace the plastic cover to assure a smooth pump each time.

OK, now it’s finally time to try Ark Skin Perfector Hydration Injection Masque. The directions say to use the small amount and spread it on your skin. For my skin I am supposed to leave it on for 20 minutes. So far so good, I like the smell reminds me of an earthy musky scent, almost like incense.

 

After 20 minutes I washed it off with plenty of cool water and it left my skin feeling soft, refreshed and moisturized. No burning, no stinging, no redness. Love it. Makes my “mature” skin the best it can be. Thank you for that! Can you guess what targeted age group of products I use? 😉

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‘70S FALL FASHION TRENDS TO ROCK THE REVIVAL

‘70S FALL FASHION TRENDS TO ROCK THE REVIVAL
A GUEST post by Allison Kuehn

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’70s fall fashion trend revival has been hitting the runways for the past year at least but these next few months will serve it the most justice. Styles that call for rich textures and paisley patterns pop with cable knit and suede. As the temperatures gradually start to cool, layers become an essential. Fringe jackets give a bohemian rebelliousness and faux-furs borrow a touch of exotic femininity.

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The ‘70s were a time of disco fever, vinyl, and the hippie movement from the ‘60s still going strong. Though the mod movement of the ‘60s brought more prominent fashion like mod, the ‘70s took a more laid-back approach but still maintained a groovy funk. Color choices were more calm as they reflected the desire for peace after the Vietnam War in dark wood and warm earth tones. There is no better time of year to put a modern spin on such a liberating decade than fall. ‘70s fashion is perfect for layering because it plays around with texture, color, and patterns.
Make like Cher, Lauren Hutton, and Bianca Jagger and check out these hip trends:
1. Suede

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2. Furs, Frills & Fringe
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3. Geometric Shapes
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4. Colorblock Patchwork
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5. Fall Foliage
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6. Swinging Patterns
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FASHION – WEIRD FASHION FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW

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WEIRD FASHION FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW – a GUEST POST

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Fashion dates back to the beginning of time. Think about it. As soon as humans stopped being naked and started to cover up their bodies, that’s when fashion was born. Perhaps it started with the simple loincloth. Maybe cavewomen started garnishing their loincloths with twigs and decorative markings? Kidding…

But seriously—back to the part about fashion being around for, like, ever. Don’t you ever wonder what funny and weird things have happened in the industry from then up until now? And if you never wondered that before, aren’t you a bit curious now that I bring up the topic? Well, you should be. Because there are actually some super weird yet guiltily satisfying facts about fashion that many people (including myself, before I did my research) do not know. And take it from someone who doesn’t even like history…. These little nuggets are totally fascinating. Keep these tidbits in your back pocket to impress people at your next party. Most Interesting Woman in the World? It’s possible.

Heels were originally created for men. Can’t imagine your boyfriend walking around in your Kay Unger NadinasHeels? Well, up until the mid-1700’s in the Near East, a sight wouldn’t be so uncommon. High heels were originally created because the heel helped men’s feet stay secure in riding stirrups, allowing them to shoot bow and arrow better. Women began wearing them in the 1600’s, and eventually men stopped because of their feminine association.

The Russian military just recently started wearing socks. Up until just nine years ago (yep, 2007!), the Russian military would simply wrap cloths around their feet. It makes sense, I guess, but also, why they gotta be so difficult?

Jeans used to be overalls. Well, in reference to their name, at least. See, when Levi Strauss & Co. patented its first pair of “jeans” in 1873, they called them “waist-high overalls.” The name “blue jeans” didn’t come along until Baby Boomers started naming them after Genoa, Italy, the city where sailors were seen wearing similar pants. (P.S. Have you seen these Boyfriend “Waist-High Overalls”  from Williamsburg? Love.)

Mark Twain invented your bra clasp. Does that name ring a bell? Were you forced to read one of his books, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in high school? Yeah, that author guy is the one responsible for your bra not falling off. He invented and patented that handy clasp that some other men so hilariously fumble with in the heat of the moment.

People used to exercise naked, so, no activewear. Hold your giggles, ladies, it’s true. Think about how the Greek gods were naked all the time; there’s a reason. The word “gymnasium” in Ancient Greek comes from the term “gymnos,” which means naked. So your adorable athleisure getup is a super new concept, and you definitely would’ve been way overdressed if you tried to show off your NESH NYC Converge Leggings at the gym.

Thongs became popular for modesty purposes. New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia decided in 1939 that the city’s nude dancers were a little too… well, nude. He introduced the G-string so the dancers could cover up a bit. Surely he didn’t expect modern society to appreciate his idea so much for the opposite reasons!

You can thank Chanel for the LBD. Coco Chanel is credited with inventing the Little Black Dress along with costume jewelry. So basically, you wouldn’t have the Jay Godfrey Viola Dress without Mama Chanel, and you probably wouldn’t have any bling to dress it up, either. Just when we thought Chanel couldn’t be anymore perfect.

The fashion police were a real thing. It’s not just that guilty pleasure show that made us fall in love with Joan Rivers’ ruthless opinions (RIP, sweet savage); the fashion police were an actual force in South Korea that went around measuring women’s miniskirt. If the skirts were too short, the women could be fined or actually arrested.

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Aquation For Hydrated + Healthy Skin

Aquation sent me these full size, large bottles of their products to try, what a treat! I was so surprised when I opened the box. I have become accustomed to creams and lotions coming in tiny bottles! Not the case here, not at all! Retail cost is only $8.96 each, insane!

Aquation For Hydrated + Healthy Skin

Their products are all available here to purchase. CLICK FOR COUPON!

Aquation consists of a family of hydrating cleansers, creams, and moisturizers. You can learn more about the full line of Aquation here, but first let me tell you all about my experience with the brand.

If you have read my posts before you know that I have very sensitive skin. I have to be careful what I use on it and have learned how to recognize what I can and cannot use. Aquation passed the first test!  Ingredients included are Marine algae, jojoba esters and glycerin. These help provide moisturization and help prevent moisture loss from the skin’s surface. The result is intense, long-lasting hydration without feeling thick or greasy on skin.

The lotion quickly become my favorite of the three. I immediately saw a difference upon application. For one thing, my tattoos suddenly had new life! If you have tattoos you know that they can lose their luster and look dull after a while. This lotion totally changed that! I found that it sinks right in and left my skin soft and hydrated with no sticky residue. I have used it every day since day one! And will continue to use it everyday!

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The cleanser has a pump on it and I am a big fan of a pump, especially in the shower, very easily accessible! I like that it is nice and sudsy, unscented and I it took a minute to rinse off. I suppose that is why it left my skin feeling pleasantly moisturized. I did use it on my whole body even though I had my concerns using it on my facial skin. I did find it was gentle enough for my face and did not leave it feeling parched! Once my skin was dry I was very happy to find that the skin on my arms had lost that crepey look. This was huge for me, what a difference! My skin had become very dry and this cleanser really took that problem on and eliminated it. It didn’t take time to see a difference, it was immediate. I think we will become long time buddies!

The moisturizing cream seems to have a deeper moisturizing quality, it is very creamy. I will use it at night on elbows and heels. I do not need it every day but will surely use it more in winter months. It will have a home on my night table. Another big plus, once again is the pump! Just love it!

 Here is what the brand wants you to know about their product…

There are endless elements that affect your skin daily – not all of them in your control. There is a solution. Skincare that protects, restores and fortifies, with moisture you can feel. Clinically proven results you can see. Moisture balance technology you can count on. The perfect Aquation for hydrated + healthy skin.

Powered by Hydro Balance™ our advanced dual phase technology delivers hydration and creates an invisible barrier to help prevent moisture loss while encapsulated actives penetrate deeply for long-lasting hydration. 100% of women in clinical trials saw more hydrated skin, even up to 24 hours. 93% experienced instant hydration. 93% found non-irritating.

There are endless elements that affect your skin daily – not all of them in your control. There is a solution. Skincare that protects, restores and fortifies, with moisture you can feel. Clinically proven results you can see. Moisture balance technology you can count on. The perfect Aquation for hydrated + healthy skin.

 

Aquation products are exclusively available at Walmart to purchase. CLICK FOR COUPON and experience them for yourself. I think you will be happy too.

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